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The Human Services Program is an interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts and Sciences. The major requires courses in human services, psychology, sociology, and other fields. The mission of the Human Services Program is to provide students with the theoretical and skill based background necessary to practice in macro, mezzo, and micro arenas such as political advocacy, community development and direct service. Students take basic foundation courses, skills courses, complete intensive fieldwork internships in the Boston Area agencies. Human Services is one of the fastest growing professions in the Nation. The curriculum affords students the opportunity to acquire fundamental attitudes, knowledge, and skills that may lead to careers broadly defined as the “helping professions.”
Concentrations: Administration and Policy; Applied Behavior Analysis; Counseling Psychology; Deaf Studies; Family and Children Services; and Social Justice, Identity, and Religion.
|Case Worker*:||Grant Writer|
|-Crisis Intervention||Intake Interviewer|
|-Child Care||Life Skills Instructor|
|Community Activist||Management Trainee|
|Community Outreach Coordinator||Occupational Therapist Aide|
|Corrections Officer||Patient Advocate|
|Counselor Aide/ Therapeutic Assistant||Teen Parent Educator|
|-Family and Marriage||Social Service Assistant|
|-Vocational/Educational||Victim Assistance Coordinator|
|– Rehabilitation||Youth or Volunteer Coordinator|
|-Mental Health||Youth Services Coordinator|
|-Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder||Youth Worker|
Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience.
Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible,
including Co-op and internships.
|Colleges and Universities||Mental Health Agencies|
|Community Centers||Private Treatment Facilities|
|Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers||Recreational Facilities (i.e., YMCA or YWCA)|
|Government Agencies||Senior or Assisted Living Centers|
|Group Homes and Halfway Houses||Victim Services Organizations|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship database for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.
For more information, please visit the department’s website.
Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.
The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Career & Job Websites
Campus Organizations & Activities
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.
Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: